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September 11, 2019

LEARN News | September 2019 – #CelebrateLEARNing

A newsletter from a Canadian K-12 online and blended learning program.

SEPTEMBER 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL
#CELEBRATELEARNING

Dr. Michael J. Canuel
CEO, LEARN
Let’s LEARN

STUDENT CONTEST IS BACK

WIN A WEEK IN OTTAWA AT ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA!

Compassion In Action: Inspirations

What: Students to take ownership of their learning, to have a global voice, global empathy, a purpose, to be inclusive of the community, ask questions and think critically.
Who: Students (14-17 yrs old) enrolled in Quebec English-speaking high schools.
Prize: 12 prizes of a 7-day EWC Adventure valued at $750.
How: Submit an essay, article, poem, drawing, painting, poster, or video about an individual(s) who, through their compassion and leadership, has inspired you personally and helped make their community a better place.
This contest is courtesy of LEARN in collaboration with Encounters with Canada.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, October 18th, 2019

Enter the Encounters wIth Canada Contest Today

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS NETWORK STORIES

WHO IS THE PROVINCIAL RESOURCE TEAM (PRT)?

Advocates for the CLC Initiative

LEARN’s PRT works with regionally and provincially mandated organizations to generate resources, programming and funding opportunities for schools belonging to the CLC network.

The PRT advocates for the CLC Initiative as a whole, enabling all CLCs, schools and school boards to benefit from greater recognition and community support.

LEARN More About the PRT


COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES

What is a CLC School?

Schools that are Community Learning Centres invest in partnerships that provide a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of learners, their families, and the wider community. Their aim is to support the holistic development of citizens and communities.

Discover the CLC Schools

CLC MAGIC STORIES

Sharing Success Stories Across the Province

PEER ADVISORS
At Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Joliette High School seniors were recruited for Peer Advisors to help juniors understand what student life is about, what avenues are open to them by providing them with opportunities to create friendships through discovering these resources. In turn, the seniors became skillful communicators and leaders, while learning the benefits of applying kindness and empathy.

Get Inspired by More CLC Magic Stories

TEACHING TOOLS

OPEN CREATIVE SPACE DAYS 2019-2020

STEAM Makerspace

Join us for our first Open Creative Space day of the 2019-2020 school year! We invite educators to come make with us with a focus on innovation and hands-on learning.
These hands-on sessions at no charge give participants the chance to engage in the process of making and tinkering, with access to resources, tools, ideas, and in a community atmosphere.

Upcoming OCS Days at the LEARN office:
September 13th, 2019 – 9:30 – 3:00
October 25th, 2019 – 9:30 – 3:00

Register Today

CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF REMIXED 2019

An Unconference for Educators

Celebrating 5 years of RemixEd! Join LEARN at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business (9th Floor) on Saturday, November 2, 2019, for the Annual Bilingual RemixEd Camp 2019 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

This year’s keynote is Josh Burker. We will also have all day rooms filled with LEARN Makerspaces. There will be EdCamp style sessions, amazing networking opportunities, and great prizes for all. This event is at no charge and open to teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, education professionals, and anyone who is interested in education.

Register Now

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social Science Teachers:
Plot a course. Engage!

It may not be Star Trek, but wandering through the vast LEARN Social Sciences sections can still help you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

Teachers can explore both Elementary and Secondary sections, to find tools, maps, organizers and large document and image collections for all levels. Students can browse How-to’s on the Intellectual Operations, Essay writing and Picture analysis. New on the site this year are an updated Cycle 2 Toolkit and additional Game-based Learning strategies in Elementary, additional student booklets for Financial Education, shared Contemporary World resources, and of course access to the ever-expanding Communauté d’histoire de 3e et 4e secondaire, which now boasts over 2000 members province-wide!

Get Started and Engage

NEXTSCHOOL BLOG

The Dialogue Shift: From Us to Them

The 2019 NEXTschool Summer Institute was a fitting culmination of a very successful EXPLOREyear giving over 100 participants, mainly returning and new school cohorts, the opportunity to share experiences, hear from students and take inspiration for implementation from the keynote speaker, A.J. Juliani.

Whether you were able to join us on this special day or not, please read and share this post as it includes links to all the presentations and materials from the Institute!

Learn What the Students & the EXPLOREschools Had to Say

ONLINE RESOURCES

LEARNING LANDSCAPES JOURNAL

The Ormiston Philosophy: A Changing Education Paradigm

Principal Luke Sumich, a Keynote speaker at NEXTschool Summer Institute 2018, shares the philosophy behind Ormiston Junior College, lessons learned since its inception, and advice for other educators interested in implementing innovative systems change.

LEARN More

VIRTUAL CAMPUS – STUDENT SUPPORT

REACHING ALL LEARNERS EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME
LEARN how the Virtual Campus
#OnlineLearning can help YOU

ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING

LEARNing Online

If you’ve always wondered how online learning with LEARN could work at your school, the answers to all of your questions, and more, are available here!  It’s not too late to register for Real-Time or Self-Paced online courses. Do you have students looking for options not offered locally? Students with scheduling conflicts? Students who are unable to attend school regularly? LEARN’s Virtual Campus can help! All of our available 2019-2020 courses are listed here.

LEARN More About the Online Learning Experience

LEARN TUTORING

Back In October

We’ll be back to support students starting mid-October, 2019. Don’t want to miss out? Fill in this short form to be added to our LEARN Tutoring email list. Then, you will be notified as soon as the Tutoring request form goes live.

LEARN Tutoring is available to students in the English system across the province, at no charge. Tutors are qualified Quebec educators who provide feedback to schools and families after each session.

Get Ready for LEARN Tutoring

PARTNERS MAKING AN IMPACT

ARTISTS INSPIRE GRANTS

Connecting With Qualified Artists

Artists Inspire Grants (AIG) – an ELAN/LEARN partnership to provide students in English communities with hands-on creative experiences, funded by the Government of Canada’s Action Plan for Official Languages.

Annual funding from 2019-2023:  $1500/English public school (elementary/secondary) to connect with qualified artists from Quebec’s English-speaking Communities to facilitate creative experiences during the school day (plus travel costs for rural/remote schools) that take place before March 31st in each of the 4 years.  

ELAN’s ArtEd Team wants to support your school in getting the maximum benefit from your Artistslnspire Grant.

· School applications – apply once, update annually with artist information – approval within 5 business days
· Artists fees and expenses paid by LEARN – no admin work for schools/boards
– Download the AIG brochure here

Connect with ELAN’s Art Ed Team to learn more and plan your 2019-20 creative experiences:  artistsinspiregrants@quebec-elan.org 438-979-1171
Folllow ELANArtEd on Facebook for inspiration and updates.

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